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latest news in energy. mary thompson is at the nimax. energy all over the map. >> that's right. this morning we have the energy complex that's mixed. we did see initial support to crude oil from that greek deal but that quickly dissipated. dollar strength keeping pressure on crude today. traders of course keeping watch on tensions in the mid easts s but because that provides pressure to crude oil. those are some of the factors at play today. look at the rest of the energy complex, december contracts for gasoline, heating oil, as well as nat gas expire today. natural gas continuing the decline from yesterday after it came under pressure because of a warm forecast for the month of december. checking gold prices. they are pulling back today. expect volatility later as well because of december contract expires. david, back to you. >> all right. thanks very much, mary thompson. i wanted to look at two of the companies involved in the largest deal of the day. that is the $6.8 billion acquisition announced this morning by conagra who has been trying to buy ralcorp for the last couple
news at energy and metals and go to sharon epperson at the nimax. >> many commodities on friday had the best performance in a month and we see a subdued marketplace and a pullback across the board here. we're looking at oil prices that are lower. the truce is holding between israel and hamas and that's something that's perhaps putting some pressure on prices. the cease-fire holding and the fact that we are looking at some weakness here in the euro and traders continue to eye what is happening there in the eurozone over the greek debt deal. we're also watching of course the protest that erupted over a three-day period in egypt and that could lend some support to the oil price going forward. we are watching metals market which is somewhat lower here. gold prices after the significant rally on friday seem to be in this range between 17.46 and 17.55. we're looking at copper prices and there's a lot ahead for this market to watch namely what's happening in china and pmi data coming out later in the week. the big story in commodities definitely the slide that we're seeing in natural gas d
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